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Well, yeah, the only reason
know there was some guy holding fire dude's leash is because my dad's basically Dumbledore
It was explained by the author that N4-T3 (Nate) of , the Yellow Demon that was converted into a good guy, was an Expy of a guy named Nate with similar glass that was going to be in the Bob and George hand-drawn comic that was originally planned.
gives us Etoile, who is a very explicit expy of Creative Release Ikari Shinji (he's a pilot who protects his planet from alien attacks and has doubts about his motivations).
Natasha Wing from became introduced after Peter Paltridge's disgust with Electric Wonderland character Anna Wu playing a progressively smaller role compelled him to make his own Asian Chuck Action Girl.
Grace, of , definitely has nothing in common with El Goonish Shive Squirrel Girl... oops. On the other hand, " cat girl"-to-" squirrel girl" substitution doesn't leave many options anyway.
Masked vigilante Maelstrom is not completely unlike a certain mascot of a certain band.
Bro's rapping vetriloquist dummy Lil' Cal in shares a large number of traits with Franklin from Homestuck , one of Hussie's favourite shows.
Arrested Development Bro himself shares a lot in common with Kamina from . Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Triangular Shades? Check. Big Brother Mentor? Check. A katana? Check.
In Act 6, we meet the Alpha kids, aka alternate universe counterparts of the original kid's guardians, who share some similarities to the dead trolls. Jane Crocker shares many similarities to Feferi and is related to her by adoption, Jake English has similarities to Equius, Roxy is an odd mix of Sollux, Gamzee, and Nepeta, and Dirk is Equius and Rose.
Given that Lord English, in both name and properties, is (at first unintentionally, but later canonically) similar to Lord British of , it seems that his servant Ultima miraculous inability to die in all timelines, despite such extreme injuries as Gamzee's taking dozens of Caliborn's bullets in the chest, makes him an expy of Chuckles.
Lindesfarne from fulfills a very similar role to that of Samantha from Kevin & Kell : a kind, witty and intelligent scientist. Both were created by Bill Holbrook.
Safe Havens has several characters who are explicitly expies of The Law of Purple characters: Lette, who is Seto Kaiba with boobs and a sense of humor, Juni, who is based on Alister, and Carli/y/eigh, who is Zigfried von Schroeder.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Starting from page #42, Magick Chicks has featured human expys of the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Rarity as Chastity, Fluttershy as Skye, etc). As well as this, both Magick Chicks and Eerie Cuties feature Tiffany Winters as an expy of Buffy Summers.
In-universe case in . Kotone, the MegaTokyo Ill Girl Kimiko is voicing in a game, is an expy of Tohya Miho, just like all other in-universe Ill Girls. Miho's story touched the world so much that it became more real than she ever was. One of the side effects of this is that she created the
Ill Girl trope as writers tried to capture the emotion of her story. The other is that it brought her back to life to relieve her sickness and die again. And again and again and again... The characters of Mike Bookseller all work at a stand in for Barnes & Noble called Booksellers. Another bookstore (standing in for the now extinct Borders chain) appeared in the comic by the name of Booktraders.
, being based on the reality TV show, sometimes bases its characters on real-life Survivor: Fan Characters Survivor contestants. Some of the most obvious examples are Season 3's Baxter having a dynamic patterned after the " Manipulative Bastard angers the jury too much to win" one like Boston Rob from All-Stars, and Season 7's Ventious having the leadership and charisma of Tom of Palau or J.T. from Tocantins (but not the Flawless Victory) and Ker from the same season being a lovable eccentric who ended up immunitying her way to the win much like Fabio's in Nicaragua.
Olivia, Tate, and Zoey from are rather obviously modeled on Alex, Riley, and Tristan from the author's earlier Weesh . (Zoey is a teenager and Tate is a Angel Moxie boy, but other than that...)
Every major character in shares the basic story and abilities of their relevant Sire/Dam, though they are unique characters to themselves. So far characters descended from Sire The Invisible Man, Jeeves and Wooster, Les MisÚrables, The Phantom of the Opera, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The String of Pearls have appeared.